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Shifting the Ground: American Women Writers' Revisions of Nature, Gender, and Race
     

Shifting the Ground: American Women Writers' Revisions of Nature, Gender, and Race

by Rachel Stein
 
From a perspective of ecofeminist theory, author Rachel Stein suggests that selected writings by Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmon Silko metaphorically revise American concepts of nature, gender, and race. Stein shows that by reinterpreting nature, these writers transform their characters from social objects into self-empowered

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From a perspective of ecofeminist theory, author Rachel Stein suggests that selected writings by Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmon Silko metaphorically revise American concepts of nature, gender, and race. Stein shows that by reinterpreting nature, these writers transform their characters from social objects into self-empowered subjects. 240 pp.

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Ecofeminist critic Stein (English, Siena College) examines how four diverse women authors<-->Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmo Silko<-->counter the conquest- oriented American mythos with their alternative vision of egalitarian interplay between nature, gender, and race. Each struggles for empowerment against an oppressive legacy: Victorian Puritanism for Dickinson ("Nature is a Haunted House"), African-American slavery for Hurston ("Tell My Horse") and Walker ("Meridian"), and Native Americans' displacement by white settlers for Silko ("Ceremony"). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917412
Publisher:
Univ of Virginia Pr
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.88(d)

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